Monmouth University

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Monmouth University
Monmouthuniv.jpg
Established1933
TypePrivate University
Endowment$59 million[1]
PresidentPaul R. Brown
Admin. staff590
Undergraduates4,744
Postgraduates1,750
LocationWest Long Branch, New Jersey, USA
CampusSuburban, 156 acres (63 ha)
AthleticsNCAA Division I
ColorsMidnight Blue and white          
NicknameHawks
AffiliationsMAISA, CIC,[2] NAICU[3]
Websitewww.monmouth.edu
 
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For the college in Illinois, see Monmouth College. For the university in Monmouth, Oregon, see Western Oregon University.
Monmouth University
Monmouthuniv.jpg
Established1933
TypePrivate University
Endowment$59 million[1]
PresidentPaul R. Brown
Admin. staff590
Undergraduates4,744
Postgraduates1,750
LocationWest Long Branch, New Jersey, USA
CampusSuburban, 156 acres (63 ha)
AthleticsNCAA Division I
ColorsMidnight Blue and white          
NicknameHawks
AffiliationsMAISA, CIC,[2] NAICU[3]
Websitewww.monmouth.edu

Monmouth University is a private university located in West Long Branch, Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States.

Founded in 1933 as Monmouth Junior College, it became Monmouth College in 1956, and later Monmouth University in 1995 after receiving its charter.

There are about 4,300 full-time and 444 part-time undergraduate and 1,750 graduate students, as well as 251 full-time faculty members. About 73% of faculty members hold Ph.D.s or other terminal degrees in their field of study.[4] The university's student-to-faculty ratio is about 15:1. Because of the university's relatively small student population, class sizes are capped between 20 and 35 and no classes are taught by teaching assistants. 44% of students live on-campus. Most of Monmouth's student body is drawn from the northeastern United States, although students from 29 states and 28 foreign countries add to the school's diversity.[5]

History[edit]

Wilson Hall, previously known as Shadow Lawn

Monmouth College was founded in 1933 as a junior college. On January 18, 1956, Monmouth received accreditation to grant four-year Bachelor's degrees, and in March 1995, it received its university charter from the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education.[6]

Campus[edit]

The centerpiece of the Monmouth University campus is Wilson Hall. Originally, it was the site of the Shadow Lawn mansion, constructed in 1903 and housed 52 rooms. United States President Woodrow Wilson stayed in the mansion during his campaign in summer of 1916.

After Shadow Lawn was destroyed by a fire in 1927, the building that would become Wilson Hall was built as a residence for Mr & Mrs. Hubert Templeton Parson. Mr. Parson was the former head of F.W. Woolworth Company. The building was designed by Horace Trumbauer and Julian Abele. Abele is regarded as the first professional African American architect.[7][8]

Wilson Hall became municipal property during the Great Depression and until Monmouth University acquired ownership, it was home to Highland Manor Junior College, a private girls' school. Today, it is a National Historic Landmark. Some classrooms and the administrative offices are inside of the building. In 1980, Wilson Hall was used as Daddy Warbucks' mansion in the film version of Annie.[9]

Wilson Hall was named to the National Register of Historic Places on March 28, 1978 under the name Shadow Lawn. It was named a National Historic Landmark on February 4, 1985.

Organization[edit]

Monmouth University is organized into eight schools:

Undergraduate programs[edit]

Graduate programs[edit]

Centers of Distinction[edit]

Student life[edit]

Activities[edit]

Monmouth University has a variety of on-campus clubs and organizations, including the campus television station — Hawk TV — and the college radio station — WMCX-FM. WMCX-FM was the first media outlet to announce the death of Bob Marley in America.

The Department of Art and Design is an active participant in the arts of Monmouth. It maintains multiple galleries for exhibiting creative works of students, faculty, and staff, as well as practicing artists and designers. Information on gallery exhibitions and other events and activities associated with art and design can be found on the Arts of Monmouth website.

Monmouth University also has its own independent, student run record label, Blue Hawk Records. The music organization allows students to learn hands-on, gaining relevant experience and encountering situations that would occur in the Music Industry. Blue Hawk Records allows students to work together, alongside experienced industry professionals, to build their skills in talent scouting, artist promotion and development, live music and record releases, artwork, packaging, sales, marketing, further learning the structure of business and how to mold artists into marketable material. Blue Hawk Records website

Greek Life[edit]

Fraternities[edit]

Sororities[edit]

Professional/Academic Fraternities[edit]

Student residences[edit]

Food services[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Monmouth Hawks logo

Monmouth's athletic teams are known as the Hawks. The school competes as a Division I (NCAA) school in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, with football competing as a FCS independent in the 2013 season before joining the Big South Conference in 2014. Monmouth fields the following sports at the Division I level: baseball, basketball (men's and women's), bowling (women's) cross country (men's and women's), field hockey, football, golf (men's and women's), indoor track (men's and women's), lacrosse (women's and men's), soccer (men's and women's), softball, tennis (men's and women's), and track & field (men's and women's).

Monmouth University (then still Monmouth College), added football to the school's ledger of sports teams in 1993. The team's first game was played on September 25 of that year. The first points in school history were scored on a bizarre defensive play by intercepting and returning a two-point conversion.

A new Multipurpose Activity Center opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 16, 2009. The 153,200-square-foot (14,230 m2) Center currently serves as the primary indoor athletic structure. It houses a 4,100 seat competition arena; a 200-meter; six-lane indoor track; locker rooms; educational and conference space; ground-level bookstore; and fitness center. The new facility adjoins the William T. Boylan Gymnasium a 2,500-seat arena built in 1965.

Monmouth has been in the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament in 1996, 2001, 2004, and 2006. Monmouth won their first NCAA men's basketball tournament game in 2006 when they beat Hampton University in that year's play-in game. It was the first time a Northeast Conference school won a game in the NCAA tournament since 1983 when Robert Morris University won in the opening round. Monmouth's men and women's soccer teams as well as baseball and women's lacrosse and men's golf team have also reached the NCAA tournament. The Monmouth Men's Soccer team is the only sport on campus to ever advance to the 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament. The men's soccer team also hosted three first round NCAA Tournament games on The Great Lawn, in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Monmouth's men's soccer team has even been ranked as one of the top teams in the country. In September 2010, Monmouth attained the #4 spot on the NSCAA/HendrickCars.com National Rankings and has been ranked in the national top 25 every single week for the past two seasons.[11]

Presidents[edit]

Noted alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nacubo.org/Documents/research/2011_NCSE_Public_Tables_Endowment_Market_Values_Final_January_17_2012.pdf
  2. ^ "Current Institutional, International, and Associate Members". Council of Independent Colleges University. Retrieved 2008-03-18. 
  3. ^ "Member Directory". National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. Retrieved 2008-03-18. 
  4. ^ College Close-Up" Monmouth University – Faculty, accessed December 21, 2006. "Approximately 73 percent of the full-time instructional faculty members have doctorates or other terminal degrees in their fields."
  5. ^ College Close-up: Monmouth University, Peterson's College Planner
  6. ^ "History of Monmouth University". Retrieved 2007-08-02. 
  7. ^ *Abele, Julian (1881–1950)Philadelphia Architects and Buildings biography
  8. ^ The Twilight of Splendor: Chronicles of the Age of American Palaces (1975) by James T. Maher
  9. ^ History of Wilson Hall, Monmouth University
  10. ^ https://www.jerseymikes.com/news/read.php?id=620
  11. ^ "MEN’S SOCCER MOVES UP ONE SPOT TO FOURTH IN NSCAA POLL". Monmouth University. September 21, 2010. Retrieved October 10, 2010. 
  12. ^ University of Washington-Information Technology Leaders http://www.informationtechnologyleaders.com/dziko.html
  13. ^ Seattle Weekly 12/06/2006
  14. ^ 'The American Dream' by Dan Rather, pp. 280–1
  15. ^ 'Money Magazine – 25 Women Who are Making it Big'
  16. ^ 'Bridging the Digital Divide: Technology, Community, and Public Policy'
  17. ^ 'Henry R. Kranzler, MD, Named Director of Penn's Center for Studies of Addiction'
  18. ^ 'HR Kranzler et al. (2001). "Efficacy of Naltrexone and Acamprosate for Alcoholism Treatment: A Meta‐Analysis". Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.'
  19. ^ American Security Project
  20. ^ Testimony to the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee
  21. ^ Thornton, Yvonne S. & Coudert, (1995). The Ditchdigger’s Daughters: A Black Family’s Astonishing Success Story, Kensington Publishing Co. ISBN 1-55972-271-1

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Coordinates: 40°16′48″N 74°00′22″W / 40.280°N 74.006°W / 40.280; -74.006